Instructional Assistance

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Instructional Assistance program is designed to prepare students to assist the classroom teacher in grades K through 12. Program requirements include coursework in foundations of education and language as well as practical application coursework, including a practicum within a classroom setting.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CFS/ECH176Child Development3
EDU220Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL)3
EDU221Introduction to Education3
EDU222Introduction to the Exceptional Learner3
EDU230Cultural Diversity in Education3
EDU/ENH291Children's Literature3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Restricted Electives (BPC110 or CIS105), COM225, and (ENG101 or ENG107) courses are recommended if completing coursework for the Associate in Arts Elementary Education (AAEE) degree.
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
COM225Public Speaking3
EDU101A+Tutor Training and Practicum (any suffixed course)1-3
EDU236Classroom Relationships3
EDU282A+Service-Learning Experience in Education (any suffixed course)1-3
EDU/HUM/STO292The Art of Storytelling3
ECH/EDU298A+Special Projects (any suffixed course)3
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
Any foreign language course3-4
  • Implement developmentally and culturally appropriate instructional strategies and materials. (CFS/ECH176, EDU220, EDU222, EDU230)
  • Accommodate field-sensitive and field independent styles of teaching and learning. (EDU221, EDU230)
  • Explain the basic philosophical premises of first and second language acquisition as well as the role of culture in learning. (EDU220, EDU230)
  • Participate in K-12 classroom field experiences as an assistant to the teacher. (EDU220, EDU221)
  • Include multicultural literature in instruction to increase cultural awareness and sensitivity. (EDU230, EDU/ENH291)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.